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Old 12-10-2011, 12:19 PM   #11
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The M14/M1A and AR are two very different rifles, even if the AR is chambered for .308. The M1A is one of the great classic battlerifles. It is longer, heavier and handles a lot different than the AR. People who own M14s/M1As love them for what they are; they don't see them as just a semi-auto rifle that shoots .308. If you like the AR for its lighter weight and easier handling you might want to consider getting a regular version of the AR-15 in .223. Both rifles are fun to shoot but very different. Personally I think the M1A is a much better way to go for shooting .308 but it is your money and your choice.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:09 PM   #12
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The Ar10 and M1A were designed around the same time.

Also, isn't the Army going to an AR10-platform rifle for almost all of their long-range POSs?

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Old 12-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #13
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There are alot M14 "sniper" rifles in service today plus 1000s of SPR rifles in 5.56. The m110 is yet another impressive weapon for our snipers but from what the OP posted I dont see him buying a SR-M110 but rather a DPMS, RRA or Armalite version of the AR10. We are talking about many many dollars differance. While RRA is making a good name for themselves I dont see the AR10 platform as better then the M1a /M14s at this point. You do have to give Knights Arm. Credit though they produced something that works well.
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IMO, i like the M1A n 308 having had one years ago, just really loved that rifle. i now have a Bushmaster M4A2 in 5.56 and i really like it too, fun to shoot. i have not had the chance to shoot the 308 in an AR platform rifle, but if i had my choice i would probably buy another M1A in 308. i'm not saying it's better, just that i like it better for the 308. just my personal preference.
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The AR10 is I understand the ORIGINAL from which the AR15-16s were designed. The AR10 had some use but IIRC no major power adopted it, favoring instead the FAL, HK and of course the M14. Then came the rapid transition to the M-16 series. Never had the opportunity to use the AR10 but certainly have experience with the M1 and it's still-born step-child the M-14/M1A. IF the AR10 functions and carried like the 16 it's a doggone good rifle. So is the 14.. a real RIFLE with some bite to it and probably the only battle rifle I will need in this world. Just holding it and shouldering it screams "RIFLE!" and I've used mine enuff to know how it works in my sleep. Younger guys might feel differently, YMMV.
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MrM4s avatar has got me a thinking too.
Now what were we talking about?
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MrM4s avatar has got me a thinking too.
Now what were we talking about?
M1a if you've got the $ for it
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The Ar10 and M1A were designed around the same time.

Also, isn't the Army going to an AR10-platform rifle for almost all of their long-range POSs?

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They might have been designed about the same time but they remain very different rifles. They don't look like each other or feel like each other, not even close. They handle very differently. Both are very fine rifles.
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I have a SA scout rifle and a LMT MWS (AR-10 platform) just to back what everyone else is saying they are two completely different rifles. That being said the MWS shoot lights out and can hold its own against most bolt rifles. I can see why Britain chose them for their new DMR.
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:33 PM   #20
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What about reliability in extended shooting sessions?
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